The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~9 min
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Researchers gave a new robot a "brain", human-like "skin," and vision sensors. The result? A much smarter robot.
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Twins show that genes play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but not guys. Plus, tips for how huggers can get through social distancing.
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How doctors' fears of getting COVID-19 can mean losing the healing power of touch: One physician's story
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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Virtual reality is great at taking users on a visual journey. But it's not so good for simulating touching objects. A new device could change that.
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Touch is essential to wellbeing, so we must make an effort not to associate it with negative feelings once the corona outbreak is over.
March 16, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: psychology 2019-ncov coronavirus-2020 new-coronavirus touch
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